Published: Fri, February 26, 2021
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Ontario reports 1,054 new COVID cases Wednesday

Ontario reports 1,054 new COVID cases Wednesday

There have been very positive data from Canada, Israel and the the last week showing the effect that even a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine is having to reduce deaths and serious illness among seniors and health-care workers.

The province reported 54,842 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 2.4 per cent positivity rate.

Two people are in hospital with COVID-19, with one in the intensive care unit.

As of Tuesday, 1.1 million Canadians have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The most recent developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada (all instances jap): 1:35 p.m. Manitoba well being officers are saying no new COVID-19 deaths at present and 76 new circumstances.

The seven-day average for new cases is now 1,084.

The people were tested earlier this month and their cases are being reinvestigated.

Cases of more contagious COVID-19 variants have grown to a total of 400 in the province, with 390 of the variant first identified in the U.K, known as B.1.1.7.

Health officials say the strain first identified in the United Kingdom was found in two residents in the Regina area.

Officials also believe there is a presumptive case of the United Kingdom strain from an acute care patient transferred to Saskatoon from out of province.

Much of the province has moved to the colour-coded COVID-19 framework but Toronto, Peel and North Bay-Parry Sound remain under a stay-at-home order. Fewer than five of the patients are in intensive care.

That is well above the average daily injections done so far, but vaccine deliveries are much bigger than they were, with more than one million doses delivered since February 15.

The two new cases come the day after New Brunswick reported no new cases on Tuesday, the first day with no new cases reported in the province since December 20, 2020.

Quebec will start vaccinating its common inhabitants aged 85 years and older beginning subsequent week.

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 316 active cases in the region, a number that dropped by 22 from Tuesday's update.

Health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador are reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19.

But Dr. Theresa Tam says some of the more personal measures, like wearing masks and limiting close contact outside our households, may be with us longer. OPH says its data is typically the most up-to-date.

The Quebec authorities is saying 739 new circumstances of COVID-19 and 13 extra deaths linked to the pandemic.

Premier François Legault and Health Minister Christian Dubé are expected to outline the province's plan for mass vaccination later today at a news conference.

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